Mesquite Athletics and Leisure Services wants to inform all parents, community members and staff that this past weekend Mesquite’s Swim Team the Mesquite Manta Ray’s made their way to Dixie State University to battle for the Swim Team Championships and individual medals.

The Mesquite Manta Rays won the team championship and will hold the trophy for the year, this is a great accomplishment for the youth, Coaches and the community; this is a reflection of the dedication of the youth of the valley and the great coaching they get from our staff. We are extremely proud of the program, youth, coaches and the community support over the years.

“The Manta Rays is a competitive level swim team program that focuses on teaching and promoting good sportsmanship, encourages self-esteem and team work,” said Nicholas Montoya, director. “The Purpose and Philosophy of the program is to practice and develop strong swimming strokes and improve personal times and skills. This program emphasizes personal improvement. The Departments purpose is to provide opportunities where youth can learn the fundamentals of a sport and learn sportsmanship through participation and competition. The ultimate goal is to encourage skill development and foster a positive attitude.”